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The Scottish government has called for full control over fiscal and tax policy to be devolved from Westminster, in the wake of the vote against independence.
New Kids on The Block, the boy band that was formed in 1984, received the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Explicit images believed to have been sent through Snapchat are reportedly put online, but the firm says its servers were not breached.
The FIA is looking at steps to ensure drivers slow down more than they currently do following Jules Bianchi's crash on Sunday.
The family of a missing 15-year-old who is thought to have travelled to Syria fear they may never see her again.
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson travelled with the Iraqi army to the front line with Islamic State outside Baghdad.
The aunt of a missing 15-year-old from Bristol, who is thought to have travelled to Syria, has said she believes her niece was radicalised online.
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Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.
A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the drink-drive limit is jailed for eight months.
The Tanzanian authorities charge 23 villagers with murder after seven people accused of witchcraft were burned alive on Monday.
A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.
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A UN soldier becomes the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui.
The dog that killed a six-month-old girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.
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At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa
Tablets appear to be replacing televisions in children's bedrooms, statistics from communications regulator Ofcom suggest.